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  • Maharashtra: Man sets brother’s house on fire, kills four members of family

    Mumbai: Upset over the division of ancestral land, a man allegedly set his younger brother’s house on fire, killing four members of the family including his mother in Solapur district of Maharashtra. The ghastly incident, in which the accused himself too suffered injuries, took place at Khandvi in Barshi tehsil late last night, police said.

  • Wadala wall collapse: Bombay High Court suggests inspection by experts

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court today said that an experts’ committee can be set up to inspect the site of the recent wall collapse in suburban Wadala and suggest remedial measures. A division bench of Justices A S Oka and Riyaz Chagla was hearing a petition filed by Dosti Blossom Society, challenging the permission granted to Dosti Realty to construct high-rise buildings in the area.

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    Delhi: Environment Minister Imran Hussain slaps defamation notice on BJP legislators, rebel AAP MLA Kapil Mishra

    New Delhi: Delhi Environment Minister Imran Hussain has slapped legal notices on BJP legislators Vijender Gupta and Manjinder Singh Sirsa and rebel AAP MLA Kapil Mishra for allegedly levelling false allegations against him over the tree felling issue. The identical legal notice from Hussain alleged that the three MLAs held a protest on June 27 where posters and banners were displayed charging “corruption” by the minister.

  • Hijab row: Students bound to follow dress code, says St Agnes college management students protest

    Mangaluru: Facing protests by a section of students for not allowing them to wear Hijab (head scarf) in a classroom, the St Agnes college management here today said that students are bound to follow the dress code prescribed. A group of students and Campus Front of India had protested outside the college on June 25 against the ‘denial of right’ to wear head scarfs.

  • India vs Ireland 2nd T20I at Dublin: LIVE Score, Match Commentary, Updates

    After a crushing 76-run defeat in the 1st T20I, Ireland will once again host the Men in Blue for the 2nd and final T20I at the same ground. In the 1st T20I, India posted a massive total of 208/5 thanks to the opening partnership between Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan.

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    Tripura lynching: CM Biplab Kumar Deb warns stern action

    Agartala: Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb on Friday said that the police and civil administration would take stern action against those who take the law into their own hands. The Chief Minister’s warning came after three people including a vagabond woman and a vendor from Uttar Pradesh were lynched by mobs in different incidents in Tripura on Thursday.

  • Puzzle trailer: Irrfan Khan uses philosophy to solve life’s puzzle

    The trailer of Irrfan Khan’s upcoming movie Puzzle is released today. This is Irrfan’s Hollywood project with director Marc Turtletaub and it also has Scottish actress Kelly Macdonald in lead. The film is a beautiful relationship between two people who are connected by one important piece that sets in motion a true change.

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    Centre to oppose practice of Nikah Halala and polygamy in Supreme Court

    New Delhi: The government would oppose in the Supreme Court the practice of ‘nikah halala’, which allows a man to remarry his divorced wife when the top court examines its legal validity in the coming days, a senior Law Ministry functionary said today.

  • US opens new military headquarters in South Korea’s Pyeongtaek

    Pyeongtaek (South Korea): US forces in South Korea opened their new headquarters today, on what they called Washington’s biggest overseas base, just weeks after President Donald Trump said he wanted to bring the troops home. The US and South Korea are treaty allies and for decades US Forces Korea (USFK) have been headquartered in Yongsan, in the centre of Seoul and prime real estate.

  • Libyan strongman Khalifa Haftar announces ‘liberation’ of Derna

    Benghazi, Libyan strongman Khalifa Haftar has announced the “liberation” of Derna, the only city in the eastern region beyond his control, from radical Islamist militias.”We proudly announce the liberation of Derna, a city dear to all Libyans,” the breakaway military leader said in a televised speech yesterday. He promised residents a “new era of freedom, security and peace”. A spokesman for Haftar’s self-styled Libyan National Army (LNA) said troops stormed “the last stronghold

  • Google, Facebook use ‘dark patterns’ around privacy settings: Report

    London: Tech giants Google, Facebook and Microsoft have been using “dark patterns” around privacy settings to discourage users in the European Union from exercising their privacy rights, according to a new report by the Norwegian Consumer Council.

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    Nitin Gadkari wants banks to find ways to fund stalled road projects

    Mumbai: As more than 56 large road projects are stalled for want of financial closure, Union transport minister Nitin Gadkari today asked bankers to find ways to finance these hybrid annuity model (HAM) projects worth thousands of crores.

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    Only 21% feel GST reduced monthly grocery bills: Survey

    New Delhi, Only 21 per cent of the over 32,000 people in 215 districts of India said that their monthly household grocery bills had reduced after the GST implementation while 63 per cent disagreed on this count, a survey released on Friday said. The poll was conducted by LocalCircles, a citizen engagement platform, to ascertain the impact of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) regime on the lives of people in the

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    ‘Fault in Our Stars’ Hindi remake: Sushant Singh Rajput shares pic of ‘New Beginnings’ with co-star Sanjana Sanghi

    Sushant Singh Rajput starrer Hindi remake of ‘Fault in Our Stars’, which also marks the directorial debut of ace casting director Mukesh Chabara released the first look of the film today. The film also marks the debut of Sanjana Sanghi as a leading actress, who has earlier appeared in small roles in movies like ‘Rockstar’, ‘Hindi Medium’ and ‘Fukrey’.

  • APAC airline industry may deliver USD 8 bn this year: IATA

    New Delhi: The Asia-Pacific industry, including India, is expected to deliver a robust profit of over USD 8 billion this year, the International Air Transport Association has forecast. In its latest financial forecast update, the IATA said that just as Asia Pacific region benefitted “disproportionately” from the boost to air freight in 2017, profits for the region’s carriers are likely to ease a little in 2018 as compared to 2017 as the growth in freight

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    Maharashtra: Man held for demanding Rs 3 lakh from Jain priest

    Thane: A man from Jalgaon has been arrested for allegedly demanding a ransom of Rs 3 lakh from a city-based Jain priest for “releasing” his missing brother who, he claimed, was in his custody, police said today.

  • Neetu Kapoor approves of Alia Bhatt with just an emoji

    Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt are the new favourite couple of Bollywood, they made their appearance together at Sonam Kapoor’s wedding reception which sparked the rumours of dating. This time they avoided arriving together at Akash Ambani’s pre engagement party but Ranbir’s mother Neetu Kapoor did not fail to appreciate Alia on Instagram.